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Wednesday on the Homestead

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Good Morning!
I'm thinking at this point it may be afternoon for some of you. I am on the later side because I was distracted by several things. The morning is absolutely beautiful. The sun is shining (and we haven't seen a lot that lately), there's a nice breeze blowing and the outdoors was calling my name. I went and took some pictures by our pond because this is the time of year that the water lily's start blooming.
I couldn't help stopping and taking a few pictures of the little wild flowers that are starting to show up around my homestead...

Of course my duck, Ping, saw me down there and had to come and visit me. He followed me up to the house and I gave him a little grain as a treat...


Over the week I managed to get some kitchen reorganization done. I had 2 cupboards that weren't really holding a lot of important stuff. I made a new home for the items I wanted to keep and put the items I didn't want into my donation box. With the new available space I wa…

Menu Monday!

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Good Morning!
Last week was a busy week and Menu Monday did not get posted. Due to having some family here I didn't take many pictures of our meals. I did take a couple which I'll share as the leftovers from those meals made up a few of the meals during this last week.

One meal I made last week on Sunday was BBQ pork. We ate the leftovers during the week.  We had BBQ sandwiches a couple nights... 


The other meal I made was a Asian type meal (kinda, I don't claim it to be authentic in any way! :D ). I had a pound of Aidells Sausages that I cut up and I used a pound of frozen meatballs that I had in my freezer. I put them with a sliced up onion in my crockpot and covered with teriyaki sauce. I let that cook for about 3 hours on low. 

I served this meal over Ramen noodles. I buy these noodles because it's the cheapest way to purchase the noodles. I don't use the seasoning packet, instead I throw it away!  I also had a few potstickers in the freezer and I made those in my…

Grocery Haul for Two

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Good Morning!!


This week I shopped at both Winco and Costco. 


There was our weekly supply of fruits and veggies. I picked up a few gold potatoes to have on hand. Not sure if they will end up as baked potatoes, air fryer potatoes or potato salad. I don't keep a lot of potatoes on hand because I've had to many of them go bad on me. I also restocked a few salad veggies and some onions. I've had the worst luck lately with onions. I was buying a 3# bag of small to medium size onions from Winco but they all seemed to rot so fast. I'm not sure what is up with that as I've never had the problem before. So this time I carefully chose 2 yellow onions and 1 red onion. Hopefully they will last. 



This was a few miscellaneous items I picked up. Eggs, half & half, sour cream a pot roast, a bottle of marinade, cumin and pizza bread. I knew my hubby would like the pizza bread, and he did! :)



I've never seen or tried this brand of marinade. But it was a sale item for $1.48 and I…

Wednesday on the Homestead

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Good Morning!
I woke up this morning and felt the need to get out and take a short walk. Despite my 7-ish hours of sleep (7 to 8 is my norm) I felt foggy in the brain. Before even having a cup of coffee I got a quick 1 mile walk in.  It felt good to get out and move and get my blood flowing and now, no more foggy morning brain! I made my coffee and feel ready to roll with my day. I know I'll get out and walk again later on, but it was a nice way to get moving this morning.
How is your week going? Mine was busy! I had my son here over the weekend which was so nice. We took him to the airport on Monday morning and that was the reason there was no Monday Menu posted.  I just had to much going on. 
He is temporarily working in Ohio right now for his company. It's only a 6 month stint.  His company provides him a flight home each month or he can use it to fly someone out to see him.  This was the first time he had come home since he left in February.  It was great to see him and catc…

Grocery Haul for Two

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Good Morning!

This week was a one stop haul. I didn't need anything from Costco so I only needed to go to Winco.



I needed to restock most of my salad veggies. I picked up green and red cabbage, carrots, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, kale, and a bag of mini peppers.

Plus fruit was on the list: apples, bananas & oranges



I was out of regular potato chips and normally buy Kettle chips from Costco but going into Costco for 1 item didn't make sense so I picked them up at Winco.  I also picked up milk, cream cheese, a couple cans of black olives to restock my pantry and hash brown patties.

Then I spotted hamburger on sale :D 


Last week I bought 6#'s of hamburger because it was on sale for $2.18 a pound. This week I spot the 1# packages for $1.98 a pound.  So I had to take advantage of this great price..



I bought 10 pounds.  I have over 16#'s of ground beef in my freezer.  That is plenty to last me a good long time. 

And that was all I needed for this week.




Total from Winco and grand …

Wednesday on the Homestead

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Good Morning!!
It's a beautiful day here in the PNW! It was one of those mornings I felt the need to sit outside on my deck and enjoy the sunshine while enjoying my morning cup of coffee..

This week has been a busy week it seems. I've done a lot of walking and that always makes me happy. I had several phone chats with my children. One of my children just came back from a trip to Hawaii and was telling me all about it. Sounded perfectly wonderful!
I'm hoping to have one of grandson's out for a visit this summer and have been trying to figure out the details.  Having a young child fly alone is expensive! I end up being out of touch for these things and was in sticker shock when I saw the price. Since my hubby works for an airline and our young kids flew all over the place I didn't think anything of it. However the fee was always waived because it was an employee benefit. In any case, I'm still working out the details on all this.

Goals Today I have a few regular hous…

Menu Monday!

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This week went OK. I went to cook up my spaghetti squash and realized I had waited to long and it was going bad :( .  It's a reminder to do better on keeping an eye on my food resources. At that point I had to come up with Plan B.  

I sent one of my homemade freezer meals to work with my hubby (one reason I'm so happy to keep up my supply of freezer meals).  And I had the hamburger already defrosted so I cooked it up and seasoned it with taco seasonings.  I used this and made myself a taco salad..


I enjoyed this so much.  I had it again the next night as well. 


The beautiful weather is making bbq's even more so desirable for hubby.  He'll bbq year round (rain and snow as well! :D ) but nice weather is even more incentive. We bbq'd burgers again this week..



On last week's menu I had pork chops, rice & gravy on one night and fried chicken & pasta on another night. I kind of did a combo of some of this. 

I baked some chicken legs and thighs (bone in, with skin)…